Sunday 12 August 2012

My Precious Vintage Holiday QAL

I love when you can go dive in to your yummy delicious fabric stash and pull yummy delicious fabrics out that smile when you look at them.

And the satisfaction of when you can go from this: this in a matter of a few hours over the weekend:

What a great feeling!!  Six baubles completed - only six more to do!

About a month ago, The Fabric Mutt announced the 'Vintage Holiday' Quilt Along.  It only took me a second to decide that I definitely wanted to make a Christmas quilt.  I purchased the pattern from Camille Roskelley (she's the Swoon pattern maker) and I spent a few days picking out fabrics from my stash.  At first I picked some Kona solids mixed with various Pezzy prints and dot fabrics in mostly greens and reds.  I also ordered some Brrr fabrics and added a few solids to that pile to see what that would look like. Then I looked at some of 'my precious' plaid fabrics and 'my precious' snowflake fabrics ('Winter Song' by Deb Strain for Moda - purchased almost 3 years ago!!) that were in a drawer and immediately decided that they were the fabrics for this quilt.

Looking at the pile, I figured it would turn out sort of cottage-y, maybe a bit vintage-y, somewhat shabby-chic like, and perhaps a little contemporary-country.  I am quite pleased with it so far and am loving it the more it all comes together.  I am a great fan of plaids and when I first started quilting I thought that I would only ever use plaids and checks in my quilts, along with stripes and dots and spots!  Then I discovered Moda and then all of the other fabulous fabric manufacturers out there and the poor pile of precious plaids sat for a long time, quietly waiting for their turn to come again.  They nearly suffocated in a drawer with all of the other fabrics crowding them out!!

So yay for the plaids - they are quickly becoming a precious Christmas quilt!  Six more baubles to make, Kona Ash sashing to add and a border (still to be determined) to sew on and then the top is done [and ready for linking up to My Precious QAL]!  Yay!  It will be loved as much as my other plaid quilts and I may add a hanging sleeve to it as well so I have the option of making it a wall hanging for the holidays if I want to.  'Vintage Holiday' is a fantastic pattern -- very easy to follow (and you know me and understanding patterns!!).  I would like to make a table runner too but don't want to get ahead of myself because Christmas is only 134 days away and I have loads of other projects on the go! 

Yes you read that correctly - Christmas is only 134 days away!  I'll leave you here to go ponder that!!

Linked to Plum & June


Kelly said...

Lovely baubles Amy :)

Charlotte said...

love them!
and only 134 days? Aieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Pennie said...

It's great Amy, lovely traditional fabrics, and it certainly achieves the vintage cottage feel. Looks all warm and snuggly.

Nicky said...

Charlotte be quiet! These blocks are lovely - nothing like a snuggle up at Christmas with a glass of something warming and an open fire!

shawn said...

Great blocks!Christmas is that close?!!! Gotta get sewing :)

Marit said...

Love it! It's so cozy and Christmasy! I'm in the QAL too, but need to get my act together and post my progress online... Look forward to seeing your finished quilt:)

Cherie said...

Wow they look so fun! =D

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Ginny said...

Love your plaids! I have some homespun plaids that I bought..uhmmm a bit ago for a bear paw quilt, know exactly what you're talking about ;) Your baubles look great!